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Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
Phone Number: +1 615-862-5160
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational...

Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to igniting curiosity and inspiring the lifelong discovery of science since 1945. With 44,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.

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Fun for the whole family

Greate xperience for the kids, you can keep them busy for half a day easy. The diffrent things to do here are fun for everyone in the family, and even my wife and i turned into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryan P
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place for my 5 and 7 year old kidlets! Lots of learning and hands-on fun for them and my husband and I!

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Thank Travel_Lover025
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greate xperience for the kids, you can keep them busy for half a day easy. The diffrent things to do here are fun for everyone in the family, and even my wife and i turned into kids for the day. Would hope it would be cheaper in the future, as its diffuclt to take a larger family here and does... More 

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Thank Ryan P
Indianapolis
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90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from a city with a world renowned science center I admit I might have had very high expectations for the Adv. Science Center. Having said that it disappointed, there was just not the value for the cost for admission.

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Atoka, Tennessee
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181 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a rainy day in NOV and the kids had a blast! So much to do here. Spent 5 plus hours and the kids were completely worn out. Had to wait a while to do some of the free attractions (moon walk) because it was so crowded, but overall the kids had a great time and I would definitely... More 

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Thank Patrick P
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big place with lots of interactive venues. I liked the trains. Some of the push buttons did not activate the motions. Place is big with nearby free parking. Have a great variety of exhibits, solar system, Sharks, music, (organ had 2 dead pipes) , Dinosaurs, nanotechnology and many others like medicine. Sad that so many individual elements had broken parts.

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Thank Safetyguy_328
Wynnewood, PA
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads of interactive exhibits here for young kids and lots to learn about everything from the body to sharks, from dental care to outer space, from gravity to trying out a wheelchair. Imagination was used with great care, as all aspects were safe and easy to access. One warning: Sight lines are not so great so it really is necessary... More 

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Thank ChooseyTraveler
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for science-y adults and kids, this place is fantastic. They host Way Late Play Dates where they pick a theme, stay open after normal business hours, let in people only over the age of 21 and have food trucks and beer stands for the evening. I went to the Dr. Who themed night...there was LOTS of cosplay going on... More 

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Thank Jessica T
Champaign, Illinois
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place is cool! My wife, 12 year old daughter, and I visited this place for the first time. We would definitely return. Lots of cool exhibits and interactive activities. Great, friendly staff. We also paid a little more for a one-hour planetarium show. It was well worth it. This is a great place for kids and adults. You can... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited on New Years Day. Our daughter stayed busy for hours doing all of the different activities. She was impressed by the Megladon shark display. She spent a while learning about the planets and loved the moon walk. The area covering the body was fun and kept her busy. Definitely recommend for families.

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Thank John E
Decatur, Illinois
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife, two children (7 and 11), and myself visited the Adventure Science Center while on a mini vacation to Nashville. It appeared that the Science Center was under staffed. There were many exhibits that were not staffed that would have helped assist public progression. It was alarming that a place with so many people and shared attractions did not... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee

I have a couple of questions about the blue max simulator. Is it just a flight simulator or can it be a roller coaster simulator? If it can be a roller coaster simulator, can the passengers program the roller coaster? When it is a flight simulator, what activities can people do on it? Is the flight simulator just a combat simulator or is it a simulator where you just get to fly a plane? How much does it cost for two people? How much does it cost for one person? How long does the simulator last for? Are the joysticks on both sides of the seats, or are they on one side? How comfortable is the seat that the passengers sit in? How comfortable is the over the shoulder harness that is used to secure the passengers? How tight can the over the shoulder harness be? Can the restraints be as tight as the passengers want it? When do you choose what mode you want the simulator to be in? How much will my body move while the simulator is in motion? Where should my arms and legs be while the staff is strapping the passengers in? How popular is the simulator? Can the passengers hold on to the over the should harness? Can the passengers hold hands while the simulator is in motion? On the roller coaster setting of the simulator, can the passengers set the intensity, or is it set at a certain intensity? Is the flight simulator or roller coaster mode more popular? How much of my body will move that is inside the restraints? Do you enjoy the flight simulator or roller coaster more? How do you operate the joysticks? Should my head be against the seat or is it free to move? Should I try to keep my legs on the ground or are they free to move? How many forces are on my body during the ride? How intense are the forces on the body? If you could answer my questions I would be very happy. Thanks, Blackhole6670.

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